The ever so long 2020 is nearly coming to an end and with the cold Winter here, aren’t we all itchy for a tropical getaway? So why not head to the World’s leading destination? – The Maldives. With new offers, major renovations, this could be the best time to #VisitMaldives and escape the winter and pandemic blues.
Perfect spot to social distance and escape the winter cold
Apart from the pristine white beaches, luxurious resorts, months from December-April is the perfect time to visit the Maldives. The average temperature during this period is between 29°C to 31°C, making it the ideal holiday destination. Rainfall during this time is minimal and the humidity is very low between January and April.
More so, Maldives is an archipelago with over 1,190 coral islands which provide for natural isolation for those travelling to the country. The islands also follow the concept of “one-island-one-resort” under which travelers visiting the Maldives are confined to the resort they are staying in. In addition to this, the luxury Maldives villas (be it a overwater villa, beach villa, underwater villa or even a Bubble) the destination offers the perfect opportunity to social distance in style!
Most resorts are reopened after major and stylish renovations!
During the pandemic, a number of resorts have taken the opportunity not only to refurbish their rooms and public spaces, but to bring major stylish additions to the accommodation types.
Soneva Fushi unveiled the biggest one and two-bedroom water villas in the world and, in addition to a slide, each has its own patch of glass flooring, a hot tub, a retractable roof and a huge private swimming pool. On the other hand, the new six-bedroom Royal Residence at Raffles Meradhoo, set in the remote, insanely beautiful Gaafu Alifu Atoll, might just be the most glamorous island escape you need right now.
Reethi Faru Resort’s new Deluxe Beach Pool Villas have uninterrupted views on the Indian Ocean and are equipped with a private pool next to the terrace. The perfect place for honeymooners and even families with teenagers.
While Fushifaru Maldives resort has added 14 new water villas for its accommodation choices, after undergoing an extensive upgrade of its facilities, one of the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts, Seaside Finolhu underwent a major transformation.
Why work from home when you can work from one of the best places in the world? In Maldives – at the beach? Giving the chance to embrace indulgences without the shackles of social constraints and time, the luxurious resorts in Maldives has opened up understanding your needs.
Vakkaru Maldives resort’s Work Well package is custom-made for remote workers who during this strange time want to better their business, mind, body and soul in a setting that is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to this LUX* Resorts & Hotels is also offering Work from Your Home in the Maldives package at both their properties LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villa and LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, for a minimum of seven nights up to 30 nights stay.
Winter escape offers
Hideaway from the dreaded winter in your perfect sanctuary in Maldives: at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa or at Lily Beach Resort and Spa. Both the properties are offering exclusive winter escape packages specially curated to keep you warm in the sunny side of life.
No quarantines, extra charges required to travel to Maldives
In addition to this, this festive season, Maldives is also getting better connectivity with new air lines and routes. While some countries are still in lockdowns and experiencing border closures, Maldives reopened borders to all nationalities from 15th July 2020. All visitors are granted a 30-day free on-arrival visa with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the country.
Maldives has also extended ‘Split Stay’ for all types of tourist accommodation facilities, allowing tourists to split their stay between resort, hotels, guesthouses and live aboard boats, with prior approval as per split-stay procedure and guideline by the Ministry of Tourism.
While there is no mandatory quarantine or testing on arrival, tourists traveling to Maldives are required to complete an online health declaration form and provide a negative PCR test result taken at least 96 hours prior to their departure.
The negative PCR test result must be attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form, which has to be submitted online via IMUGA (www.imuga.immigration.gov.mv), by all arriving passengers before arrival (but not exceeding 24 hours before arrival time).
Be the first to experience the upgrades and check out what’s new, #VisitMaldivesNow!